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The top picks for children up to 18 months of age. This list includes Mother Goose, nursery rhymes, and music CDs.
A list of recommended picture books and collections of nursery rhymes for children 18 months to 3 years of age.
A list of recommended picture books and activity books for children 3-5 years of age.
Extensive lists of picture books, arranged by subject. Topics include friendship, pets, divorce, outer space, dragons, and much more!
The Library has numerous books that can help parents discuss topics, such as human sexuality and puberty to their children.
Learn about the special services available for teachers, nursery school and daycare staff.
The following list includes links to Web sites of children's authors, helpful online resources in the area of parenting, and information on the best ways to keep kids safe.
Web sites of favourite authors of children's books for all ages.
Pregnancy & Parenting for Today's Mom
This site covers a wide variety of parenting issues; resources are organized into sections for the pre-pregnancy community, expecting parents, parents of babies, parents of toddlers and preschoolers, parents of school aged children, and parents of teenagers.
PBS Parents: Children and Media
This site has practical tips on how to control the use of video games, television, and other media. Four sections, aimed at parents of preschoolers and teens, provide age-appropriate information on a range of other media-related issues, from the stereotypes perpetuated by advertising to violence on television.
Media Awareness Network
This comprehensive Canadian media-literacy site aims to educate families about television, the Internet, video games movies, and advertising in the media. It includes in-depth articles on topics such as "Online Marketing to Kids and Privacy Issues" and "Managing Television in Your Home".
Especially for Young People and Their Parents
This Web resource, created by the American Library Association, offers information to help parents and children learn about Internet safety. There are also links to resources that cover a wide variety of topics.
Child Passenger Safety
Helpful information on how to keep kids safe when travelling by car.
Canadian Toy Testing Council
The Toy Testing Council test toys in order to help parents make safe toy purchases for their children.
Pre-school Fingerplays, Action Poems, Nursery Rhymes, and Songs
Check out this collection of action songs and fingerplays, arranged by theme. The site is geared towards pre-school teachers, but will be very useful for parents as well!
Let's Talk About Bullying..
A helpful site for those who are concerned about their children being bullies or being bullied. The interactive site is geared towards children, but will be helpful for their parents as well.